Fire in Chinese restaurant, 17 people died

A fire broke out at a restaurant in Changchun City, Jilin Province, northeast China, killing 17 people and injuring three.

Local authorities said the fire broke out at 12:40 am today (11:40 am Hanoi time) at Hongyu Xiaoyoubing restaurant in Changchun Hi-Tech Park. Firefighters were deployed to the scene and extinguished the fire after more than two hours.

“The injured were taken to the hospital for treatment, while the post-mortem work for the victims is also underway,” the local government said.

Changchun is the center of automobile manufacturing and is also the capital of Jilin province. Cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Huyen Le (Theo AFP, CGTN)

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